It’s been a devastating few weeks in the world. Our hearts are broken by the tragedy that continues to unfold in the Middle East. When writing about war, How to Explain the Israel-Palestine Conflict to Kids (page 22), we aim to foster peaceful dialogue while respecting our community and holding onto hope for a better future for all families affected by this conflict.
I can’t believe it’s already November! Now that you’ve packed away the ghouls and goblins, it’s time to prep for the upcoming holiday season. We’re sharing Where to Cut Your Christmas Tree (page 26) and Holiday Fun events (page 50). And as always, be sure to check our Calendar (page 52) for even more festive fun! If you’re looking to make some room for the kids’ holiday haul, What to Do With Your Kids Old Toys (page tk) offers eco-friendly and charitable options to feel good about.
With Thanksgiving approaching, especially in a time of turmoil, we’re extremely grateful for those closest to us. In Family Traditions (pge 18), a mom of two shares the generational significance of hosting Thanksgiving dinner for her large family.
Every November, we highlight ‘Special Child,’ where we share resources for families of children with disabilities. This year, the sweet mom-and-son duo on our cover is New York Family’s own Editorial Director, Donna, with her son Mateo, who was diagnosed with ASD at a young age. Despite Mateo’s disability, they’re avid museum-goers! So we are sharing a list of our favorite New York City museums with the most accessibility for other families looking to get out and about. Check it out in our guide (pg 29), where you will find even more helpful tools and information to help you navigate your child’s journey.